In a continuation of what has already been a tragic week in the outdoor-sports world, Parks Canada is reporting that a trio of climbers are missing and presumed dead following an avalanche on Howse Peak. The peak lies near the border between BC and Alberta in the Canadian Rockies.
“Parks Canada visitor safety specialists immediately responded by air and observed signs of multiple avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment. Based on the assessment of the scene, all three members of the party are presumed to be deceased. Further investigation is underway but recovery efforts are not currently possible due to additional avalanches and dangerous conditions at the scene." - Amy Krause, Parks Canada
Lama and his partners were believed to have been attempting a new route on Howse Peak when an avalanche swept them off the mountainside. Parks Canada's investigation is ongoing, and we will update this story as more information becomes available. Our thoughts are with their friends and families.
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No one was injured in this avalanche. In 2015, however, an earthquake-triggered avalanche killed 24 sherpas and climbers in the area. Luckily, this avalanche didn't have a comparably tragic outcome, though the cloud of snow which swept through the camp is certainly spooky. RELATED: Footage of 2015 Avalanche Hitting Everest Base Camp The avalanche appears to start on the southern flank of Pumori, a 7,161m peak located just north of Base Camp.
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